Nursing

Hospital nearly doubles medication scanning rates

HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, October 1, 2010

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In the early pilot programs, BMC reported a 50% bedside scanning rate for all medications and a medication error rate of 1.2 errors per 1,000 patient days. Following the implementation of an organizationwide bar code scanning process in September 2008, BMC improved its medication scanning rates to 87%–90%.

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